23 October, Saturday — Equally sinful; equally loved

Oct 23 – Memorial for St. John Capistrano, Priest St. John (1386–1456) was the son of a former German knight. His father died when John was still young. He studied law at the University of Perugia, and became a lawyer in Naples, Italy. He was the reforming governor of Perugia under King Landislas of Naples. When... Continue Reading →

28 August, Saturday — Sharing God’s Mercies

Aug 28 – Memorial for St. Augustine, bishop, doctor After investigating and experimenting with several philosophies, Augustine (354-430) became a Manichaean for several years; it taught of a great struggle between good and evil, and featured a lax moral code. A summation of his thinking at the time comes from his Confessions: “God, give me... Continue Reading →

26 August, Thursday — Doing God’s will

Thursday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time 1 Ths 3:7-13Mt 24:42-51 “Happy that servant if his master’s arrival finds him at this employment.” Today’s gospel reading speaks deeply to the ongoing geopolitical and public health uncertainty that we are facing. Indeed, the news channels have been filled with distressing images of people fleeing their own... Continue Reading →

19 June, Saturday – Depending on God

June 19 -- St Philip Minh, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs St Philip Minh and The Vietnamese Martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Annam, Martyrs of Tonkin and Cochinchina, Martyrs of Indochina, or Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, are saints on the General Roman Calendar who were canonized by Pope John Paul II. On June 19, 1988, thousands of overseas Vietnamese worldwide gathered at the Vatican for the Celebration of the... Continue Reading →

17 June, Thursday – Our Divine Parent

Thursday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time 2 Cor 11:1-11Mt 6:7-15 “...your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” In today’s Gospel readings, Jesus continues to teach us how to pray. But while He told us what not to do in yesterday’s readings, today He has given us the very specific manual to... Continue Reading →

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